BEREA— Tuesday was quite the day for Johnny Manziel.
First, he was named the Cleveland Browns starting quarterback.
Then, the NFL said it had no grounds upon which to discipline him, following an October 12 domestic incident featuring Manziel and his girlfriend, Colleen Crowley in Avon, OH.
The statement from the NFL is below and features the process through which the investigation was concluded.
Consistent with the procedures of the league’s Personal Conduct Policy, we have examined the available evidence regarding the recent incident involving Johnny Manziel. Our investigation included a thorough review of information from law enforcement and our own interviews with multiple individuals, including the two involved in the incident. Based on the information gathered, we have concluded that there is an insufficient basis on which to take disciplinary action. In all cases of this nature, our concern under the Personal Conduct Policy goes well beyond the issue of discipline, and we have made comprehensive professional resources available on a confidential basis.
Mike Pettine was asked about the NFL’s investigation after it was announced that Manziel was Cleveland’s starting quarterback and had little to say about the matter.
“That’s a league matter,” Pettine said. I’m not going to comment on that at this time.”
Manziel too was in the dark in regards to when this news would come to light, but said it didn’t change his views on the starting job or anything of the sort.
“I don't expect anything from it,” Manziel said, when asked about the investigation. “I'm just plugging forward.”
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